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rent the runway, rachel zoe lapel dress, what to wear to a cocktail party, vince camuto freshi, alicia tenise, dc blogger, black fashion, charleston, sbscon

rent the runway, rachel zoe lapel dress, what to wear to a cocktail party, vince camuto freshi, alicia tenise, dc blogger, black fashion, charleston, sbscon




rent the runway, rachel zoe lapel dress, what to wear to a cocktail party, vince camuto freshi, alicia tenise, dc blogger, black fashion, charleston, sbscon, leopard clutch, love cortnie clutch

Dress: Rachel Zoe ℅ Rent The Runway // Shoes: ℅ Vince Camuto
Clutch: Love, Cortnie // Sunglasses: ℅ zeroUV
Necklace, Ear Cuff, Bracelet One, Two and Three: Moon & Lola
Lip: Nars ‘Heat Wave’

Okay okay, this is probably the sassiest little thing I’ve ever worn on the blog and I am absolutely loving it. As most of you know, I was in Charleston over the weekend for the third annual Southern Blog Society conference. I love blogger conferences because hey — it’s a chance for me to take some risks and really bust out some fun fashion forward looks.

Rather than stressing out over purchasing a new wardrobe for this 3-day conference, I decided to visit the Rent The Runway store in D.C. to pull a few looks for this fabulous event. I booked an appointment a few weeks before SBScon and I worked with a stylist who pulled some looks for me before I even arrived at the store. Since she overheard I was a fashion blogger, she chose a few more edgier pieces which I was super thankful for.

This amazing Rachel Zoe lapel dress was sitting in my fitting room when I arrived to the store. As soon as I put it on, I knew it had to be mine. Seriously, I didn’t want to take it off! We had a blast trying on all sorts of daring ensembles, and I have a super long list of dresses and jumpsuits that I plan on wearing for future events. I also loved being able to ship a couple of outfits directly to my hotel in Charleston rather than cramming my suitcase. Overall, I loved this entire experience and I cannot wait to do it again! Now, someone invite me to something fancy please 🙂

Stay tuned for my second Rent The Runway look I wore to the conference next week!

Photos by Jenn Rogers

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  1. Absolutely adorable:) I’m swooning over the leopard print clutch as well:)

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  2. Megan wrote:

    Rachel Zoe is one of my favorites! I love the simple B&W and that leopard clutch too!

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  3. Victoria Norris wrote:

    Holy smokes are these photos gorgeous! Looks like you had a fabulous time in Charleston!
    xx, Victoria

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  4. What a cute dress!

    Liz @

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  5. Ally wrote:

    So much closet envy! I love that dress! The clutch goes so so well with it.

    Alessandra | The PumpUp Blog

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  6. I love this dress! It is so cute and looks great on you

    Alexandra |

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  7. Wow I didn’t know there were Rent The Runway stores! How cool!! This dress looks fabulous on you btw ♥

    Felice Raina //

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  8. I love the look of a bold lip and an all white outfit. That statement clutch really sets it off! You look gorgeous! <3


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  9. Allison Ellzey wrote:

    Oh wow this dress is fire! What a great experience too!

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  10. Jordyn wrote:

    It sounds like you had such a fun experience with rent the runway! I’ve used rtr a few times before for more formal events and I only have great things to say!

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  11. Adorable look and that dress is so unique! Love it!

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  12. Jenny wrote:

    Love your shoes and the clutch!
    I have never used Rent the Runway before but I may have to in the future.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  13. So great to meet you this weekend! And even though Alison said no one can be Beyonce, I think you come pretty close girl! You are rocking that dress!! Rachel Zoe can do no wrong.

    How 2 Wear It []

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  14. Gorgeous dress, and I love the cheetah print clutch! You look amazing!

    xx | Steph @ The Lovely Essentials & Jenssen’s Designs

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  15. Savannah Ward wrote:

    Gorgeous dress, and gorgeous blogger! I love the clutch as well. All of your outfits are sooo cute. Thanks for posting! 🙂

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  16. Elana Lyn Gross wrote:

    I love your outfit! Your clutch is so cute.

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  17. Sassy definitely suits you. I’m loving this look so much!

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  18. Lauren Ashley wrote:

    So pretty… I love it! I’m working with them when I go to Savannah. Love their concept and selections!



    The Fashionista’s Diary

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  19. You are absolutely stunning, and I am LOVING this sassy little number! I wish there was a Rent the Runway where I live, because I’m a little nervous about ordering online.

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

    Posted 6.30.15 Reply
  20. This. Is. Amazing. I would love to try out some fashion-forward outfits, even if only for a day–I had no idea Rent the Runway had stores, and I wish there was one near me! I really need to try things on first, because something is always just off enough to be a pain… but I cannot wait to see what else you got from them 😀

    Julia | Pennies & Paper

    Posted 7.1.15 Reply
  21. Casey wrote:

    LOVE that outfit! I’m so obsessed with your necklace! Simple and chic!


    Posted 7.1.15 Reply